Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer The Weekend donated $1 million towards Covid-19 relief.
With his real name, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye divided donation into two parts for two different organizations; MusiCares and Scarborough Health Network.
Tesfaye made this donation through the amount got from sales of face masks he sold online.
According to news of NME, Scarborough Health Network president and CEO Elizabeth Buller stated that they were fortunate to have ambassadors like The Weeknd and added:
“This gift will help our community hospitals continue to deliver exceptional care for the people of Scarborough in the wake of COVID-19, and demonstrates to our courageous staff and physicians that their critical work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.”
Regarding the donation news, the ‘Starboy’ singer made a statement through Instagram, by sharing the magazine Variety’s news about him:
“Massive thanks to the fans for buying the xo masks and doing your part in helping fight COVID. I promised to match what was sold. We need to keep fighting. Also a big shout out to everyone in Scarborough!”
See below to find the mentioned Instagram post.